Here's the press release from the ASP...

JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (Monday, July 13, 2009) – The Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay will commence this morning at 7:30am in clean three-to-five (1.5 metre) surf at South Africa’s iconic pointbreak.

Stop No. 5 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay has seen the ASP Top 45 survive through four consecutive lay days, but today’s improved conditions will have the world’s best surfers in the water.

“We’ve got the ning of what could turn into a really good day of waves out there this morning and we’ll be getting underway at 7:30am," Mike Parsons, Billabong Pro Contest Director, said. “Recent swell projections have prompted us to activate the new competition format so we can make the most of the conditions on offer, but we will not be running the dual-heat tem today."

The new ASP competition format will see man-on-man, elimination heats from the outset of competition this morning, resulting in a day of dramatic match-ups.

First up this morning with be 2009 ASP Dream Tour rookie Tim Boal (FRA), 26, up against compatriot Michael Picon (FRA), 30.

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BILLABONG PRO JEFFREYS BAY ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS: Heat 1: Tim Boal (FRA) vs. Michael Picon (FRA) Heat 2: Jay Thompson (AUS) vs. Nathaniel Curran (USA) Heat 3: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Nic Muscroft (AUS) Heat 4: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Phillip MacDonald (AUS) Heat 5: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs. Marlon Lipke (DEU) Heat 6: Chris Ward (USA) vs. Torrey Meister (HAW) Heat 7: Dustin Barca (HAW) vs. Sean Holmes (ZAF) Heat 8: Kekoa Bacalso (HAW) vs. Ryan Payne (ZAF) Heat 9: Tim Reyes (USA) vs. Devyn Mattheys (ZAF) Heat 10: Dayyan Neve (AUS) vs. Heath Joske (AUS) Heat 11: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Greg Emslie (ZAF) Heat 12: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. David Weare (ZAF) Heat 13: Aritz Aranburu (EUK) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF) Heat 14: Jihad Khodr (BRA) vs. Roy Powers (HAW) Heat 15: Tiago Pires (PRT) vs. Ben Dunn (AUS) Heat 16: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. Drew Courtney (AUS)

BILLABONG PRO JEFFREYS BAY ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS: Heat 1: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. TBA Heat 2: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. TBA Heat 3: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. TBA Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. TBA Heat 5: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. TBA Heat 6: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. TBA Heat 7: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. TBA Heat 8: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. TBA Heat 9: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. TBA Heat 10: Mick Campbell (AUS) vs. TBA Heat 11: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. TBA Heat 12: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. TBA Heat 13: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. TBA Heat 14: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. TBA Heat 15: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. TBA Heat 16: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. TBA